Tuesday, June 14, 2011

So-Easy Sugar Cookies

This recipe is from the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest (in 1982!). If you have a jelly-roll shaped pan, you have to try it. (I'm not sure what the proportions would be for a different sized pan) It's an easy way to make cookies for a crowd, or a bunch of hungry kids!

The batter spread onto the parchment-lined pan, and topped with green sprinkles

Baked & cut into squares with a pizza cutter (yes, I had to taste test one! LOL)

So-Easy Sugar Cookies
Printable version here

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter (or margarine), softened
1/3 cup oil
1 tbsp. milk
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar (or sugar sprinkles)

1. Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, beat 3/4 cup sugar, margarine, oil, milk, almond extract and egg until light & fluffy. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt; blend well.

2. Spread evenly in ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan; sprinkle with sugar. (I line with parchment for easier removal) Bake for 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. (My baking stone pan takes 16 minutes)

3. Cool 5 minutes, then cut into bars with a knife or pizza cutter. Store in an airtight container.

Why I love it? I always have these ingredients on hand, they're really quick to make, and they taste good. I love anything with almond extract, and these have just a hint of that in them. They're just a good, simple cookie!

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